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Audacity 2.3.0 Testing

#1151 Post by MisterZ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:06 pm

Major glitch Audacity 2.3.0 (Testing Repo) ... at first view, it seemed to work just fine ... the troubles began when trying to apply basic ladspa-effect-plugins (and lv2) ... while Audacity could load them, they crashed upon being applied. A no-go as far as I'm concerned ... very frustrating ... reverted back to "stock" Stable v. 2.1.2 ...

My 2 cents ... "Testing" is a waste of energy and time ... how many folks actually report back to you as Testers (check the stats!) ... Having the "latest-and-greatest" is already covered by the Flatpaks Repo, so why the heck bother with Testing ... seems like a redundant exercise based on nothing more than workachaholism no matter how good the intentions are ... walk the dog, say hello to the life-partner, take a holiday, etc. ... otherwise BURNOUT and other ailments will ensue ... Oh yeah! The narcissistic preoccupation with some forum diehards to become No.1 on Distrowatch ... give it a rest folks and remember your roots ... Mepis ... one of the finest Distros (spins) ever made ... "Testing", if it is to to continued, should, at the very least, be tested minimally by the Devs/Packagers before making the app available in the Repos, otherwise, DISCONTINUED ... Hello! Anybody home?

Obviously I'm tee-ed off ... if you happen not to like what I have to say, you're welcome to remove me from your bank of forum members ... MX Linux is still my distro of choice, ONLY STABLE REPOS by default. Cut out the waste of time and resources with the Testing baloney! I am listed on your Forum as a "Novice", but that is far from being the case ... I have a blog and pseudonym that is highly regarded among Linux users and have praised your Distro (and still do!) ... so PLEASE get a grip and dump the Testing Repo, giving all the Devs/Packagers a deserved break!

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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1152 Post by manyroads » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:30 pm

Great Steveo
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1153 Post by MisterZ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Franchement! Un exemple d'utilisateur qui n'a aucune idée de la bonne compréhension de mes préoccupations. À propos, l'un des emballeurs est Stevo, pas Steveo. J'ai eu le plus grand respect pour son travail (et celui des autres)! Franchement! How about if I retort in Russian, italian, German, Spanish ... Bonjour Rabideau ... Évidemment, vous devez parler français (?!).

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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1154 Post by timkb4cq » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:17 pm

Thank you for your report MisterZ. If we don't know there's a problem with a package in Test we can't try to fix it.

The Test repo is there because many of our users want the bleeding edge version of their favorite package available. Obviously we can't add all of those to the Main repositories and keep this distro stable.
We have tried to make clear that the Test repository is just that - these are new packages that need more thorough testing than our small team can manage. We don't enable Test by default. Some packages there test well and are moved to main. Many never do for various reasons but most are used by at least a few people.

Most MX users do not use the Test repo and we have no problem at all if you wish to avoid it. But it has been useful both for a number of users and for the development team so it's sticking around.
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1155 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:18 pm

I finally got claws-mail-3.17 for MX 15/16 to go and it's been sent up.
LT: MX17.1 Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 4.16.0-12.1-liquorix-amd64 (64 bit)
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1156 Post by Stevo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:13 pm

Adobe-flashplugin to the latest 20181009.1 security release.

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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1157 Post by Richard » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:38 pm

LOL.
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1158 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:56 pm

thunderbird-60.2.1
LT: MX17.1 Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6820HQ Kernel: 4.16.0-12.1-liquorix-amd64 (64 bit)
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1159 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:12 pm

thunderbird-60.2.1 for MX 17 is done and on its way up.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libstd-rust-1.24 : Depends: libstdc++6 (>= 6) but 4.9.2-10+deb8u1 is installed.
cargo : Depends: libssh2-1 (>= 1.6.0) but 1.4.3-4.1+deb8u1 is to be installed.
Depends: libssl1.1 (>= 1.1.0) which is a virtual package.
rustc : Depends: binutils (>= 2.26) but 2.25-5+deb8u1 is installed.
Unable to resolve dependencies! Giving up...
libstd-rust-1.24 : Depends: libstdc++6 (>= 6) build depends for a jessie thunderbird-60.2.1 set FTBFS.
So thunderbird-52.9.1 will be the last for jessie.

I could build old school (repackaged binaries) for jessie just to have newer releases available...
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Re: Packages being worked on by the Repo Team

#1160 Post by Jerry3904 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:08 pm

Thanks, Mike! If you're taking votes, I'm not sure I see why you need to do the extra work for Jessie MX
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